Individuals’ health information rights under HIPAA

Under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 all covered entities, such as health care providers and health insurers, should honor individuals’ rights regarding their health information.

  • Every individual has a right to obtain and make necessary corrections to their health information.
  • Every individual should be informed by covered entities on who else will use their health information and how, and make personal decisions if they allow such actions.
  • Every individual has the right to know specific details on how their health information was used and shared.
  • Every individual has the right to file a complaint if they believe that their rights were violated or their health information was compromised.

The lawyers at the Hankey Law Office work for individuals in Indiana who believe they were denied long-term disability benefits because their HIPAA rights were violated. If you believe this has happened to you, we may possibly advocate for you to get your much needed benefits. Call our offices at 800-520-3633 today to learn more.